The Dream Detective by Sax Rohmer (Book Review)

The Dream Detective by Sax Rohmer offers nine stand-alone short stories to excite the imagination just in time for Halloween. From locked door mysteries to ghosts, occult, and Egyptian artifacts with a dollop of a good old fashioned murder mystery this book originally published in 1926 has stood the test of time. In less than… Continue reading The Dream Detective by Sax Rohmer (Book Review)

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In Tomorrow’s Workforce…could this be the dream team of the future? It is for me. Now.

My first job out of college was as a Receptionist at a boutique printing house. The biggest team was the Sales Team, and I was the youngest on staff. Looking back, my boss was probably about the same age I am now. Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo were…startups. So, was Amazon. Social media giants such as… Continue reading In Tomorrow’s Workforce…could this be the dream team of the future? It is for me. Now.

Writing Outside the Lines – A Writing Prompt Suggestion to Get Your Juices Flowing

I made it almost twelve days without coffee. Today, I had 2 cups and am bouncing off the walls full of ideas. Poor Matt! My list of "to-dos" is 2 pages long. That counts as writing, right? Would you be surprised if I said, "yes"? Writing doesn't always have to be journalistic, stream of conscious,… Continue reading Writing Outside the Lines – A Writing Prompt Suggestion to Get Your Juices Flowing

Preparing for NaNoWriMo? – A few tips to get you started

The days of winter are upon us as the days cool, and the leaves turn. The holidays are coming, and both cooler days and holidays lend themselves to a time of reflection. Each year we reflect on the days passed and the years to come. So, in our own days of reflection and decided to… Continue reading Preparing for NaNoWriMo? – A few tips to get you started

Monthly Recap – September 2018

Falling leaves and frost on the window this morning, have brought home summer is over. In Vermont, it will be cool for a month or two, though it's been unseasonably warm (read: hot) this summer. And before we know it, we'll be bundled up in winter wear. Store shelves have an amalgam of clearance summer… Continue reading Monthly Recap – September 2018

Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Guest Review)

Nineteen Eighty-Four is probably the most iconic piece of dystopian fiction to date. Unlike some modern examples of the genre, George Orwell’s classic focusses more on the internal struggles of the protagonist than the external struggles of the people. We begin our story with protagonist Winston Smith. He is just an average, middle-aged man working… Continue reading Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell (Guest Review)

Only you can take charge of your mindset… Guest Review of The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

The Big Leap provides us with valuable insight on how we can overcome the fears and habits that stand in our way of happiness and success. If you’re into personal development books, this one’s a winner. It aims to change our overall perspective, so we can embrace a concept that’ll help us achieve our full… Continue reading Only you can take charge of your mindset… Guest Review of The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

The Eternal Chamber, Book 1 of The Relics of the Deathless Souls (Book/Series Review)

The Eternal Chamber, Part One of The Relics of the Deathless Souls by Tom Hunter is an action-packed adventure from the first page to the last. Seamlessly weaving elements of history and science-fiction for a "what if" scenario that will resonate against the world today. Think Indiana Jones meets Focault's Pendulum meets Dr. Who. Samuel… Continue reading The Eternal Chamber, Book 1 of The Relics of the Deathless Souls (Book/Series Review)

The Ends of The World: Volcanic Apocalypse, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions by Peter Brannen

I am a fiction writer. But the book I would like to talk about right now is one that opened my eyes to the worlds behind us—worlds I never had known existed. As an author, much of my work is inspired by the mystery of death, and the mortal unknown. So naturally, I tend to… Continue reading The Ends of The World: Volcanic Apocalypse, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions by Peter Brannen

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose (Book Review)

I have read this book so many times, I’ve lost count. I still remember browsing at Borders bookstore when I came across the title and the name. By now, you all know my fascination with reading lists, and this book is no different. Not only has Francine Prose thoughtfully provided a  list of “Books to… Continue reading Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and For Those Who Want to Write Them by Francine Prose (Book Review)